Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Actors: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva, Irène Tunc
2h10min | 1961

Set during occupied France, a faithless woman finds herself falling in love with a young priest.

Date: Saturday November 24
Time: 12:30
Venue: Slottsbiografen
Language: French with English subtitles

In selecting this film, we evoke one of Bergman's favorite themes: the spiritual quest. In the autumn of 1961, Bergman began the production of Winter Light (Nattvardsgästerna), which shows the painful relationship of a priest, Tomas Ericsson, with an atheist woman, Märta. Unlike Tomas Ericsson, who has lost his faith, Léon Morin keeps asserting it against the disapproving opinion of the members of his congregation. [Melville's film was shown for the first time in Sweden on April 23, 1971 on TV1, today’s SVT1 . Both films reflect the profound existential crisis experienced by many of their contemporaries.


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